Forbidden Art on Display at Madonna University

Welcome to the information page for our partnership with Madonna University, for Forbidden Art, presented in North America by The Polish Mission in exclusive Cooperation with the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum of Poland.  Please check this page frequently, since updates and related media will be posted here as they come!

Madonna University has many common threads with The Polish Mission of the Orchard Lake Schools, and that’s why we’re beyond proud that the massive and powerful Forbidden Art exhibition, is now on display at the Franciscan Center until Friday, February 26.  Thanks to Madonna President Dr. Michael Grandillo, and the vision of Sr. Nancy Marie Jamroz, C.S.S.F., Ph.D., Asst. Professor Deepinder Uppal, Assoc. Professor Chris Seguin, and many others, the students and community of Madonna U. can experience Forbidden Art.

Click here to read the press release from Madonna University.

Forbidden Art was created by the Collections Department of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum of Poland.  It features twenty examples of art created by inmates, all of which are most rare and fragile.  After premiering at the Galeria of The Polish Mission of the Orchard Lake Schools in 2012, project manager JJ Przewozniak with the support of the Polish Mission team has coordinated showings at premier location across the US, including Park East Synagogue, UCLA, the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, and the United Nations.

Click here to read coverage of Forbidden Art from the Boston Globe.

The following is a schedule of events that will take place while Forbidden Art is displayed at Madonna University:

“In coordination with the Forbidden Art exhibit, several events at Madonna University are planned:

  • A discussion on Ideas of Justice with associate professor of history Paul Radzilowski and Deepinder Singh Uppal, scheduled for Jan. 26.
  • A semester-long colloquium including professors in criminal justice, philosophy, sociology and more, scheduled for 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 4, Feb. 25, March 24 and April 7.
  • Students will share their reflections on the exhibit and the Holocaust through a writing event hosted by the Madonna Writing Center.
  • A collection of books related to the Holocaust will be on display in the library.”

Please join us at Madonna University for a special commemoration of the 71st Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz, on Thursday, January 28th.  Details can be found in the flyer below.

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